• Semantic Web Technologies and Social Searching for Librarians

    by  • December 18, 2011 • Writing • 2 Comments

    My next book, co-authored with Robin Fay, has been officially listed on the Neal-Schuman site and is scheduled to be released in the spring of 2012. It’s titled “Semantic Web Technologies and Social Searching for Librarians” and is book number #20 in Neal-Schuman’s second Tech Set. Below is details on the new Tech Set followed by details on out title.

    THE TECH SET® #11-20 Edited by Ellyssa Kroski

    1151-the-tech-set-11-to-20-gallery-2-240x350"These books will become well-thumbed, dog-eared references for anyone charged with determining or implementing the next generation of patron services."
    - Library Journal on TECH SET® #1-#10 (winner of the ALA award for the best book in library literature)

    Now TECH SET® series editor Ellyssa Kroski brings you the field’s hottest tech gurus as they provide practical instructions and advice on everything from planning and development to marketing and metrics. Each title in the series is a one-stop passport to an emerging technology. If you’re ready to start creating, collaborating, connecting, and communicating through cutting-edge tools and techniques, you’ll want to get primed by the next ten books in the TECH SET®.

    New tech skills for you spell new services for your patrons:
    • Use the latest, cutting-edge technologies.
    • Plan new library services for these popular applications.
    • Navigate the social mechanics involved with gaining buy-in for these forward-thinking initiatives.
    • Utilize the social marketing techniques used by info pros.
    • Assess the benefits of these new technologies to maintain your success.
    • Follow best practices already established by innovators and libraries using these technologies.
      Find out more about THE TECH SET®  titles 11-20 by clicking on the links below:

    11. Cloud Computing for Libraries
    12. Building Mobile Library Applications
    13. Location-Aware Services and QR Codes for Libraries
    14. Drupal in Libraries
    15. Strategic Planning for Social Media in Libraries
    16. Next-Gen Library Resdesign
    17. Screencasting for Libraries
    18. User Experience (UX) Design for Libraries
    19. IM and SMS Reference Services for Libraries
    20. Semantic Web Technologies and Social Searching for Librarians

    Semantic Web Technologies and Social Searching for Librarians By Robin Fay and Michael Sauers

    1129-semantic-web-technologies-and-social-searching-for-librarians-gallery-2-240x350There are trillions of bytes of information within the web, all of it driven by behind-the-scenes data. Vast quantities of information make it hard to find what’s really important. Here’s a practical guide to the future of web-based technology, especially search. It provides the knowledge and skills necessary to implement semantic web technology. You’ll learn how to start and track trends using social media, find hidden content online, and search for reusable online content, crucial skills for those looking to be better searchers. The authors explain how to explore data and statistics through WolframAlpha, create searchable metadata in Flickr, and give meaning to data and information on the web with Google’s Rich Snippets. Let Robin Fay and Michael Sauers show you how to use tools that will awe your users with your new searching skills. 

    About

    Michael Sauers is currently the Technology Innovation Librarian for the Nebraska Library Commission in Lincoln, Nebraska and has been training librarians in technology for more than 15 years. He has also been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group, a reference librarian, serials cataloger, technology consultant, and bookseller. He earned his MLS in 1995 from the University at Albany’s School of Information Science and Policy. Michael’s twelfth book, Google Search Secrets (w/ Christa Burns) was published October 2013 and has two more books on the way. He has also written dozens of articles for various journals and magazines. In his spare time he blogs at travelinlibrarian.info, runs Web sites for authors and historical societies, takes many, many photos, and reads more than 100 books a year.

    http://www.travelinlibrarian.info/

    2 Responses to Semantic Web Technologies and Social Searching for Librarians

    1. Pingback: New Semantic Web Book for Librarians « Microformats & the semanantic web

    2. December 21, 2011 at 5:28 pm

      Congrats! Do you have a draft you’d be willing to share? Or should I try requesting a review copy from Neal-Schuman? I’m a librarian and semantic web researcher at DERI Galway.

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